FAQ's related to applicants from out of the South Florida Area

I am a Sworn Law Enforcement Officer outside of the State of Florida. How do I become a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida?

To become a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida you must obtain an Equivalency for Certification. By law, criminal justice employing agencies are responsible for reviewing out-of-state or federal officer's employment and training to initially determine eligibility for exemption. In order to obtain an Equivalency for Certification through the Coral Springs Police Department you must have an active application with our agency. To complete an application, click here . To learn more about requirements established by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for Officers outside the State of Florida desiring Florida certification, please visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website at www.fdle.state.fl.us .

Do I have to attend the Police Academy again?

You do not have to attend the Police Academy if you successfully achieve the Equivalency for Certification referenced above.

How many trips will I have to make to Coral Springs in order to secure employment with your agency?

We will make every effort to create a schedule that meets your travel needs. To receive accomodation, you must have already been contacted by our office based on reciept of your preliminary employment application. Typically, a minimum of 3 trips will be necessary to secure employment. The first trip consists of completing the CJBAT, SWIM and Agility Test at the Broward County Community College Criminal Justice Institute and possibly an Oral Board Interview. The second visit will potentially encompass the following appointments: Oral Board Interview, CVSA Exam, Interview with the Chief of Police and Psychological Examination. Not all appointments are guaranteed and each depends on the outcome of the previous step. The 3rd and final trip occurs after a contingent offer of employment is made. It consists of a Pre-Employment Medical Exam and Drug Screening.